“We will purchase the F-35. We’re on record. We’re part of the crusade. We’re not backing down.”
— Julian Fantino, associate minister of national defence, Fort Worth, Texas, Nov. 8, 2011.
“There is no better friend to Israel than Canada. We shall always be there for you, and in front of you.”
— Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, expanding on “the crusade”
Critics of a bill that would give law enforcement new powers to access Canadians’ electronic communications are aligning themselves with child pornographers, Canada’s public safety minister says.
“He can either stand with us or with the child pornographers,” Vic Toews said of Liberal public safety critic Francis Scarpaleggia during question period on Monday, after Scarpaleggia asked about a bill expected to be tabled Tuesday.
“Unfortunately, there are environmental and other radical groups that would seek to block this opportunity to diversify our trade…
“These groups threaten to hijack our regulatory system to achieve their radical ideological agenda. They seek to exploit any loophole they can find, stacking public hearings with bodies to ensure that delays kill good projects. They use funding from foreign special interest groups to undermine Canada’s national economic interest…”
“…violence by domestic issued-based groups remains a reality in Canada. Such extremism tends to be based on grievances—real or perceived—revolving around the promotion of various causes such as… environmentalism…”
Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety, Building Resilience Against Terrorism: Canada’s Counter-terrorism Strategy
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